Designspiration 4.3.14


3 April 2014 | Comments Off

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.

We think music is important to the creative process. The new Spotify redesign just dropped today, and boy does it look pretty! If you haven’t check it out yet, now is a great time to start.

http://news.spotify.com/us/2014/04/02/spotify-paints-it-black-with-new-look/
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

The Photography Breakdown: A Photo Shoot’s Best Friend


3 April 2014 | 1 comment

Images make the World Wide Web go around. They’re the visual shorthand that helps users understand your brand emotionally and find information they need logically.The challenge is making sure the many images you have in mind to populate a website meld with what the photographer shoots.

Guiding imagery overall can be advanced Art Director stuff. But leaving aside other issues (selecting photographers, talent, defining brand image style, and usage rights), here’s how to break down images in a brief that guides a shoot, whether you’re on site or not. Put simply, it’s how to use your words to get your pictures.

Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

Tuesday Tech Links 4.1.14


1 April 2014 | Comments Off

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

These Tech Links were tricked into attending a developer meeting and then they all got blogged.  If only they’d been a trifle less arrogant…
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

Extra! Extra! The new FINE Extranet is here!


1 April 2014 | Comments Off

 

We’ve recently updated and launched our new Extranet.

What’s the Extranet?

It’s a tool we’ve built to organize and handle all of our files and presentations from which we present our FINE work to stakeholders. Our old system was, well…old, and it was time to modernize. The new Extranet is prettier, fancier, and has more bells and whistles. We think it will help us work with you better than ever.
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

The Doctor is in…


31 March 2014 | Comments Off


Ah, Mondays… While we love the optimism of the beginning of a new week, Mondays can sometimes leave you jammed up with stress or flustered with frustration. We thought it would be fun to kick off THIS new week with a few quotes from the good doctor…  Dr. Seuss, that is.

Below are some of our favorite “Seuss-isms” to read when we need a reminder to relax and take a breather.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
― Dr. Seuss
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

FINE Top 10 Game Review


28 March 2014 | 3 comments

Our FINE worker bees need to take breaks. If they aren’t outside climbing mountains, jumping out of planes, or surfing at the beach, then it’s probably raining and they’re cozied up playing their favorite games.

This is where we’d like to introduce our game-crazy team and share their Top Ten Lists and reviews with you.

Introducing FINE Gamer: Design Director, Verity Kent

Hi! I’m Verity (“Hi Verity!”). I’ve always been immersed in art and technology. I grew up with video games, and I still find time to play on the regular. My favorite types of games these days are action/adventure in an open world and especially those I can play online with my IRL friends. I’m console agnostic.

10. Sim City, SNES
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

Our Pets on the Net: Ep. 14


27 March 2014 | Comments Off

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.

Each week we’ll introduce you to a 4-legged friend that keeps our high-flying agency down-to-earth. Because of good reasons. But mainly, we want our pets to be on the Internet.

Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

Designspiration 3.27.14


27 March 2014 | Comments Off

 

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.

♫ Is this the real life?

Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.

Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see ♫

DESIGN LINKS!
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

Tuesday Tech Links: 3.25.14


26 March 2014 | Comments Off

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

Next-gen graphics, the hottest Hollywood celebrities & a tax secret that the government doesn’t want you know about: those are all on somebody’s else’s list of links.  Instead, we present to you: the Tech Links!!!!!!!!!!
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn

FINE Says a Mouthful at iBev


26 March 2014 | Comments Off

Our own Josh Kelly spoke at the 2nd Annual iBev conference in San Francisco, attended by luminaries from the global beverage industry. The topic was social and digital media and judging by the Twitter response, it quenched many-a thirst for FINE’s collective experience in wine, spirits, beer, and other consumer branded drinkables.
Read the rest of this entry »

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn